Could it happen?

Ok i just gave my 3 cats (like about a week or 2 ago) one of these deadly products. i am not even 13 and been through a few pet deaths and am not willing 2 go through 3 more. my pets havent acted weird or sick, but im am not risking it. i have stopped giving them it, but i want 2 know if they still have a chance to die. 🙁

HERE IS A VET IN CA. THAT CAN SAVE YOUR PET – SAVED MY CAT

my cat almost died from liver failure because of hartz flea treatment.  i gave it to her, she started jumping around and acting crazy i knew she was having a reaction to it.  so i took her to emergency night vet, they bathed her in dawn dishwashing liquid, and said she should be fine.  HOWEVER, within two days, she was just laying on the grass, and i knew she was very sick.  so i took her to :  SHERMAN OAKS VET CLINIC, DR. SCANLAN, (818) 784-9977, SHE IS AN ACUPUNCTURE VET, AND HAD I TAKEN HER TO A REGULAR VET, I KNOW SHE WOULD HAVE DIED. she immediately found out through blood tests that her liver was failing cause of poison in hartz, and put her on acupuncture, herbs, and i had to feed her liver cat food through a dropper, to feed the liver, she hated it, but we had to get it down her to feed the liver.  now she is fine, but it was a very close call.  i still once in a while give her dandelion herb and milk thistle in a dropper bottle to rebuild and nourish the liver.  these are pills which i buy at the health food store, one each in the bottle with pure water, then a dropperful once or twice a week til mixture is gone.  dr. scanlan can save your animals.

let’s get hartz off the shelves, it is unconscionable that they are allowed to legally poison our pets.

thank you and good luck.

Beware of more info….

I just saw this and wanted to pass to all. I used Hartz Ultra Guard Flea & Tick on my 6 yr old MinPin “Mister”. I didn’t notice any problems but I not gonna use it anymore. I found this info on Wikipedia. also called sumithrin, is a synthetic pyrethroid that kills adult fleas and ticks. It has also been used to kill head lice in humans.Phenothrin is often used with methoprene, an insect growth regulator that interrupts the insect’s biological life cycle by killing the eggs.In 2005, the EPA required Hartz Mountain Industries to cancel uses of several flea and tick products containing phenothrin that were linked to a range of adverse reactions, including hair loss, salivation, tremors, and numerous deaths in cats and kittens. In the short term, the agreement called for new warning labels on the products.As of March 31, 2006, the sale and distribution of Hartz’s phenothrin-containing flea and tick products for cats has been terminated. However, EPA’s product cancellation order did not apply to Hartz flea and tick products for dogs, and Hartz continues to use phenothrin in a concentration of 85.7% in many of its flea and tick products for dogs.

Freaked Out!

I just gave my cat (approx. 8-9 months old) Hartz Ultra Guard Rid Worm Paste about 15 minutes ago.  He wouldn’t take it in his food… so I just gave it to him orally.  I only issued about 5 lbs worth (200 mg) to him although he is about 12-15 lbs.  I was doing a google search in order to find out if it’ll work/stories of triumph/etc… regarding this medication.  Obviously, I ran into this webpage.  It was the first thing I saw on my search.  Now I NEED to know, did I just poison my cat?  Is he going to start acting weird and eventually die???  Can anyone offer comfort on this???

Help!

Jen

Hartz Victimes

I am sure all of us here are for the same reason,our babies,{dogs&cats}have been poisoned buy Hartz Flea and Tick meds.The bad part of it is Hartz has caused us all grief and dispair and some us have even lost our pets because of this.In turn we have had to spend hundreds of dollars on vet. bills trying to get them better with no remorsment from hartz and no reimbursment for our pets grief and ours.I read about Hartz and what it could do to your pets so I stopped buying it.I went to two different Walmart stores in my area and they had pulled all Hartz Flea and Tick meds from their shelves.Yesterday I went to WalMart to purchase some dog food and saw that they had put Hartz back on the shelves so my Daughter and I thought well it must have been just a bad seriel brand like the peanut butter was when they pulled it off the shelves so we purchased the Hartz and went home and I applied it to our Boxer bull.Well about two hours after the application my dog started trembling and wobbling all over the place and couldn;t stand up.I called Hartz HOT LINE and they told me to give her a bath and wash her three times and that she should start feeling better in about an hour but if she didn;t to be sure and take to the emergency clinic.The trembling stopped but she cant walk this morning so I am going to have to take her to the vets.If your local stores pulled the Hartz from their shelves and now you see that Hartz has been put back on the shelves PLEASE DON:T make the same mistake that I did.I will be calling my local Walmart stores today before anyone elses pet gets hurt or possible dies.

Another Hartz story….

I took my puppy to the vet today for her third set of shots and some sores she’s aquired over the last week.  Turns out she has staph infection… I had been using Hartz Flea medication and a hyperallergenic shampoo on her also by hartz.  Now my poor pup is on antibiotics and had to have a shot.  Just glad she is going to be okay and it wasn’t as bad as what some people have gone through because of this company.

Hi, this message is for a LAWSUIT

I don’t know if you remember my story about Cachou and Lynx. Please search for it on this blog if you don’t remember.
I’m looking for people living in Quebec, or at least in Canada. I’m doing an appeal against Hartz inc. and I need YOUR story with their products so we can have a lot of proofs.

I’ll give you my email [email protected], please reply me as soon as possible. You don’t need to send me your story right now, but please inform me if you will send me a story.
Please use english or french as my native langage is  french.
Thank in advance.

Boston and Pug affected!

We used the Sergeants Gold Flea & Tick Squeeze-On and almost lost both of our dogs. They immediately started digging and scratching, rolling on their backs trying to stop the burning. That progressed to yelping,  panting, drooling, foaming at the mouth, eyes swelling shut, crying and seizure like twitching all night. We bathed them over and over with a mild soap and administered Benadryl repeatedly. After a long night and day, they recovered, thankfully, but at one point we truly thought the Pug would die in our arms. I have written letters to the local and corporate offices of Wal-Mart and Kroger, asking that they review their inventory and consider pulling some of these dangerous items from their shelves.  Please spread the word, as most people probably don’t hear this until WAY too late, just as we did. I have heard the product names Hartz and Sergeants for many years and assumed these were trusted, well known brands if they have lasted that long. That was a horrible assumption and not something I will do to my pets again.

what can we do

My weimeraner dog should have to go through the hell he is going through, a weimeraner is a very active dog and now he can hardly stand after giving him the sergeants gold flea drops, we are both on unemployment so cannot afford to take him to the vet, we have heard that the only thing we can do is try and flush him out, and that is not a guarantee that he will not have lifelong effects because hartz is too stupid to realize that their product is killing animals!! The whole damn company should be blown to hell!!  I will not use hartz product again and am working diligently to let the world know not to buy any hartz products.  I have contacted the local news company, but that is not doing my dog anygood, the damage has been done.  Two weeks after applying the product the dog became lethargic, which is highly unusual for these dogs. The next day the twitching and spasms began and he stopped wanting to eat or drink. After collapsing and hardly able to get up we took him to the emergency vet center, after one look at my dog the vet already knew what had happened, it was actually the first question the vet asked “what flea treatment are you using”, after we told the vet seargeants gold flea drops, the vet said the dog had been poisoned, and recommended a full blood work up, iv treatments.  Since we are both unemployed and could not afford the treatment we had to refuse the treatment and took our dog home to force liquids and food down him. I even went to the local head shop and bought some daily cleanse detox for him.  Surprisingly after the first triple dose (usual dosage is one pill three times a day, i gave the dog 3 pills at once to get it going), anyway after the first triple dose he took a nap and the first thing he did when he woke up was drink a full bowl of chicken broth and he could actually stand up (very wobbly but he could stand!), so I am still giving him the daily cleanse and force feeding/drinking, along with benedryl (allergies),  he is still having his  bad moments, but he does perk up every once in a while.  I hope he pulls through, he is not having diarrhea or vomiting, but is very weak and still falls out when walking, twice when he was trying to urinate, he even wagged his tail last night.  Please keep me informed if there is something else I could be doing or if anyone has any success stories.  My email is [email protected] .     the only thing i know to do is keep him drinking and flushing him out, i am thinking of trying echinacea, is there any hope out there?

Hartz has no heart

When I put Hartz flea medicine on Babise ( my service cat), he began crying and mewling, his eyes were watering, it burned babise so badly he cried for the better part of an hour. I tried to get some off of him but I had to let it be. I was hurting him worse. He somehow managed to get some in his mouth and he was foaming as though rabid, perhaps as though he had eaten a piece of alka-seltzer. It was very upsetting and scary for both of us. Not to mention painful. His poor neck and my poor arms. Rinsing out a cats mouth is not an endeavor to take on lightly, you will get hurt, how badly depends on how fast you can get out of their way once youve finished. I bought one for my cat and one for my miniature chiuahuah. The medicine caused her to have convultions, vomit, have seziures and then become paralyzed from the neck down. After more than 12 hrs of her howling from the pain, I could take no more. I had been holding and criyng with, my 4lb dog for too long. I decided to put her to sleep but since I couldn’t afford a vet, I used my sleeping medicine Ambien. She woke up 4 hrs later doing a little better so I gave her a little more and she woke 4hrs later. She had stopped howling and crying and within a few hrs was eating and drinking on her own. Miricales do happen